I’m Senior Lecturer in Environmental Decision Making, based at the School of Water, Energy and Environment at Cranfield University.
The complex interactions between the environment and society, and the decision-making challenges and opportunities that they pose, form the basis for my research. My research seeks to develop and evaluate new techniques, tools, and technologies to both enhance understanding of such issues and support improved decision-making.
My work is highly stakeholder led and inter/transdisciplinary, and broadly focuses on a number of areas:
Climate risk, adaptation and resilience – Understanding and overcoming risk, adaptation and resilience challenges, including those facing organisations, critical infrastructure operators and communities.
Developing urban observatories and living labatories – Harnessing sensor technologies and analytics to better understand complex urban environments and aid decision-making.
Marine environmental risks – Understanding and managing the complex risks and trade-offs associated with climate change, marine renewable energy developments and marine spatial planning.
I lead the Economics, Risk Analysis and Decision Science Group, within the Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Informatics at Cranfield University. I’m also the the Cranfield Centre Manager for the Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods (DREAM) Centre for Doctoral Training, which has received ~£3m funding from NERC and the ESRC, and am leading the UKCRIC/EPSRC funded Cranfield University Urban Observatory, which has recently received £1.047m of capital funding.
I’m always looking for new research collaborations and my contact details are available via my Cranfield webpage.